PANAJI: Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte said the perception that Goa is only a “sun, sea and sand” tourism destination should be changed.
“Perception that Goa is only a “sun, sea and sand” tourism destination should be changed. BJP government in the state is trying to promote spiritual and wellness tourism policies and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s `Dekho Apna Desh’ initiative will help boost these sectors,” said Khaunte
Minister said Goa is not only confined to beach and sands Goa is more than this. We are culturally rich and needs to showcased to the world. He appreciated the cooperation of Devasthan Committee for their cooperation in organizing this event.
Organization of such events will change the perspective of those who think Goan tourism as sun, sand, and beaches. He appealed to project Goa in the right manner.
The Minister further said that Goa has been recognised by the world as the tourist destination. People attract towards Goa due to its scenic beauty nature, its flora and fauna.
Apart from this Goa has rich cultural heritage and Government intends to promote spiritual & cultural tourism along with health and education in the State besides focussing on areas which includes, eco-tourism, adventure tourism, and sports tourism, revealed the Minister.
The Minister speaking further highlighted the importance of reviving local festivals so as to promote tourism in the state.
Organization of this kind of festivals will encourage tourists who come down to Goa from all over the world will accustom themselves to our customs, traditions, and daily life.